Well it’s official. After just under nine months of hard graft, I have officially received my Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, and I have a certificate to prove it.
So, was it worth it? Yes it was.
I have learnt a lot through undertaking the Diploma in Applied Permaculture Design, especially how the design process works, and becoming familiar with other processes. Of particular value was the detailed evaluation that went with each design. By looking carefully at the eventual design, and how it came about, and was implemented, it was much easier to improve for the next one.
I enjoyed looking at other design processes, but feel really comfortable with my own, and with bringing the useful bits of others into it, to create a custom design process for a particular project.
Perhaps the most significant benefit to me has been what I’ve learnt about myself, and how I can deliberately plan my own learning and progression more efficiently.
Looking ahead, I am carefully considering the possibility of becoming a Permaculture Diploma tutor, but am uncomfortable with some of the proposed criteria and guidelines that are being considered. If the accreditation criteria do not become more restrictive, then I’d like to help others to learn a bit more about permaculture, and themselves. Luckily that decision can wait for a bit.
Without the additional work that the diploma needed, I can get back to some semblance of normality with the blog. I have posts on my new chicken housing system, and a book review, almost ready to go, and will get them out shortly.
Thanks for sticking with me.